Postcard from Dance Massive 2019 (Melbourne)

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Humphrey Bower reviews the following shows from Dance Massive held at various venues in Melbourne, March 12-24: Luke George and Collaborators, Public Actions Atlanta Eke, The Tennis Piece Stephanie Lake, The Skeleton Tree Marrugeku, Le Dernier Appel/The Last Cry Joel Bray, Biladurang Russell Dumas, Cultural Residues 2020  * How can dance intervene in the world? And

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SDC Triple Bill dance review (Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney)

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Grimy zombies getting down to the pulsating beat of late night parties was the audience favourite at the opening of Sydney Dance Company’s new triple bill.  Melanie Lane’s Woof (pictured above) is really about individual and collective behaviour but it’s a thrilling dance work flush with wit and invention. Woof is the final treat in Rafael Bonachela’s typically well-structured program, which

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Cinderella review (Arts Centre, Melbourne)

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Cinderella might be an age old fairy tale, but the sentiment rings true today.  A young woman is trapped in slavery and treated abysmally.  While the rich around her have power and mobility, she can only dream of a better life as she fights to survive.  However, where the story veers from reality is that unlike

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King dance review (Seymour Centre, Sydney)

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We should see more of Shaun Parker. Five years in the making, his outstanding new, all-male dance work was over within 90 mesmerising minutes. Parker reportedly got little development support and no major festival gig, but this premiere of King stands tall within the current Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras program.  His company is well travelled

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Postcard from Perth Festival 2019: Lang Toi, One Infinity

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Nouveau Cirque de Vietnam, Lang Toi; Gideon Obarzanek, One Infinity Lang Toi: My Village is a contemporary circus work about traditional Vietnamese village life created and directed by Vietnamese juggler Tuan Le in collaboration with French-born but Vietnam-raised brothers and co-creators Nguyen Nhat Ly (who is also musical director) and Nguyen Lân Maurice (Artistic Director)

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